Today, 7 March 2018, saw the long-awaited public launch of the UK Government’s new Code of practice on consumer product safety related recalls and other corrective actions (the Code). A copy of the Code can be accessed here.

Preparation of the Code was one of the recommendations of the UK Government’s Working Group on Product Recalls and Safety (see further our alert here), was sponsored by the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and was facilitated by the British Standards Institute (BSI). Baker McKenzie partners John Leadley and Kate Corby, supported by Senior Associate Jo Redmond, participated in the drafting committee and summarise in this document the key messages of the Code.